Elizabeth A. Schwenk
February 7, 1935 - August 22, 2018
Elizabeth Ann Schwenk better known as Betty Ann, age 83, of Newark, DE, fell asleep in death on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
Betty Ann was born in Chester, PA to Henry Byswanger and Charlotte (Meade) Powell, on February 7, 1935, the third of their four children. In addition to her parents, Betty Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Pierce M. Schwenk, Sr. She will be deeply missed by her daughter, Tina Cole, son in law Mark, their son Brett, his wife Rachel and their daughter Isla Blue. Additionally she is survived by her son, Pierce M. Schwenk, Jr. and his children, George, Pierce III and Shawn Schwenk. Betty Ann is also survived by her loving sister Kathy Robinson, her children Wendy (her children), Sandy, and Matthew.
Betty Ann was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses together with her husband, Pierce on September 4, 1954. She looked forward to seeing her Pierce again in the resurrection running hand in hand with him across a field. She truly loved being in the ministry teaching others about Jehovah God and his wonderful promises for the future. Everyone who knew Betty knew they would be stopping by Wawa so she could get her Cappuccino before the morning was over!!
Mom was a fabulous cook and loved to bake (one of her favorite was The Orange Creamcycle Dreamcycle Cake). Her cooking talent was not only demonstrated at home but truly showed on family camping trips starting the day off with one of Mom’s fabulous breakfasts’; fried potatoes, eggs and bacon. We would have fun catching crabs, gathering clams and oysters and Mom would cook the crabs and make oyster stew and clam chowder all on a camp stove. Aunt Betty’s potato salad was always requested for family events.
Mom loved her flower garden anxiously looking forward to them blooming; red roses were her favorite. Her indoor plants were as pretty as her outdoor plants!
We look forward to seeing Mom, Grandmom, Betty Ann, Aunt Betty, Sister Schwenk again when “death is swallowed up forever” (1Corinthians 15:54).
There will be a Memorial Service Talk at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 40 Old Newark Road, Newark, DE 19713, September 15, 2018 at 5:00.
In lieu of flowers donations towards final expenses would be appreciated;paypal.me/rememberingMOM